MADE CLEAR Education Coordinator
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Climate Science Specialties: Earth Systems, Geology, Science Education
Education Specialties: Science teacher education, School/University Partnerships, PK-12 Curriculum
Melissa J. B. Rogers is the Education Coordinator on the MADE CLEAR project. She has classroom teaching experience at the high school, community college, and four-year college levels, most recently physics, engineering, and research methods at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Prior to that, she worked on a variety of educational outreach activities for Case Western Reserve University, NASA, and several Ohio school districts. This work included development of classroom products, facilitation of summer academic programs, and creation and delivery of teacher professional development workshops including an NSF-funded MSP program and many years on a PD team for the JASON Expeditions. Her educational outreach work started while a Program Scientist at NASA working within the microgravity sciences program. She has BS and MS degrees in Geophysics from Virginia Tech where her focus area was regional earthquake seismology.